August 30, 2013 RSS feed / Nation/World

U.S. consumer spending up weak 0.1% last month

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Ill. couple die hours apart

ROCKFORD, Ill. (AP) — A man and wife who were married for more than seven decades died hours apart this week at a hospice in northern Illinois.  More...

Monitor suspended after girl left alone

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Officials in Providence, R.I., say they’ve suspended a school bus monitor after a 5- year-old girl was dropped off with no one waiting for her and she roamed city streets for more than an hour.  More...

Two kittens halt NYC subway service

NEW YORK (AP) — It only took two kittens to stop the city’s subway in its tracks.  Power was cut to the B and Q lines in Brooklyn for more than an hour after a woman reported Thursday morning that her kittens were loose in the nation More...

Ludlow man charged in pedestrian death

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Sister killed in Phoenix as boy, 8, drove car

PHOENIX (AP) — An 8- year-old boy who took the family car and crashed it into a power pole probably won’t face criminal charges in the death of his 6-year-old sister, who was riding with him, police said.  More...

$5M lottery winner finally hits jackpot

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) — A central New York maintenance worker duped out of a winning $5 million scratch-off ticket will get his money next month, seven years after being scammed out of the jackpot, state lottery officials said Thursday.  More...

Fast-food workers stage protests in several cities

NEW YORK (AP) — Fastfood workers and their supporters beat drums, blew whistles and chanted slogans Thursday on picket lines in dozens of U.S. cities, marking the largest protests yet in their quest for higher wages.  More...

Navy: Training may kill whales, dolphins

HONOLULU (AP) — Navy training and testing could inadvertently kill hundreds of whales and dolphins and injure thousands over the next five years, mostly as a result of detonating explosives underwater, according to two environmental impact stat More...

Baby dies in hot car in Ariz.

PHOENIX (AP) — Police say a father whose infant son died after being left in a parked car in the Phoenix summertime heat is suspected of smoking marijuana at the time.   Sgt. More...

HONORING EFFORTS

TOPSHAM VFW POST 2197 Cmdr. Frank Leavitt and VFW 1st Vice Cmdr. More...

Before death, Fort Hood shooter faces long appeals

FORT HOOD, Texas   If Nidal Hasan plans to welcome a death sentence as a pathway to martyrdom, the rules of military justice won’t let him go down without a fight — whether he likes it or not.  More...

We remember

The Department of Defense announced the deaths of three soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.  More...

MILITARY NOTES

Navy Seaman Michaela M. Laplante, daughter of Shari Laplante of Greenville, Ill., and Guy C. Laplante, of Lisbon, along with other sailors assigned aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Harry S. Truman (CVN 75), arrived in the U.S. More...

Predator drone now part of California wildfire battle

GROVELAND, Calif. More...

U.S. economy grew at 2.5 percent rate

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. economy grew at a 2.5 percent annual rate from April through June, much faster than previously estimated. The steep revision was largely because U.S. companies exported more goods and imports declined.  More...

SKYDIVING GOVERNOR

IN AN IMAGE provided by the Office of Gov. Dennis Daugaard, South Dakota Gov. More...

Applications for jobless aid fall

WASHINGTON (AP) — The number of Americans seeking unemployment benefits remained near the lowest level in more than five years last week, a sign that companies are cutting few jobs.  More...

Katherine Dunham dancer dies at 96

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A star dancer for the great African-American choreographer Katherine Dunham has died.  Longtime friend Robert Wood says Vanoye Aikens died Saturday in Los Angeles at age 96.  Aikens toured more than 50 countries ove More...

Ohio students ditch cars for free bikes

DAYTON, Ohio (AP) — The University of Dayton is giving 100 students free bicycles in exchange for their promise not to bring cars to the southwest Ohio campus for two years.  More...